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Posted By Chris Fitzsimon On January 9, 2012 @ 7:59 am In Top of the Morning | Comments Disabled

[1]House Speaker Thom Tillis must be having trouble these days keeping up with all the media outlets he wants to hold a grudge against.

Mark Binker with the Greensboro News & Record reported [2] this weekend that Tillis said on Facebook he was cancelling his 14-year subscription to the Charlotte Observer after the paper’s reporting [3] about the last minute 12:45 a.m. special legislative session last Thursday morning.

The increasingly unhinged Tillis compared the Observer to road kill and said that he would instead use Google alerts to read about “areas of interest” published in North Carolina papers.  

He can’t be too happy with his email inbox this morning, no doubt filled with Google alerts about editorials from around the state blasting Tillis’ abuse of the legislative process last week.

The condemnation has been virtually unanimous [4]. Two of the latest papers to weigh in were the Greenville Daily Reflector [5], which called the House’s action cowardly, and the Rocky Mount Telegram [6], whose editorial called Tillis and his fellow House leaders a “a cynical and sneaky bunch who have made a mockery of their empty promises to promote open government in the legislature.’

 


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[2] reported: http://www.news-record.com/blog/53964/entry/135186

[3] reporting: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/01/05/2899853/gop-passes-late-night-bill-to.html

[4] unanimous: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2012/01/06/the-follies-140/

[5] Greenville Daily Reflector: http://www.reflector.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-late-night-vote-wrong-828785

[6] Rocky Mount Telegram: http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/opinion/our-views/gop-lawmakers-break-transparency-pledge-828099#.TwmjwUzHqe0.twitter

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